Chamber to host Police Chief Melinda Irvine

June 8, 2015

NEW — 1:30 p.m. June 8, 2015

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce will host Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine at its June luncheon.

Irvine will provide the latest on what’s going on in the Newcastle Police Department and answer any audience questions.

The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. June 10 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. The cost is $22 for chamber members and $27 for nonmembers. RSVP for the luncheon at http://newcastle-chamber.org.

Chamber hosts presentation about Shared Work program

April 7, 2015

NEW — 10:35 a.m. April 7, 2015

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce will host Chad Pearson, of the state’s Employment Security Department, at its April 8 luncheon.

Pearson will present information about how the state’s Shared Work Program can prevent layoffs and keep skilled staff when business slows.

The Shared Work Program offers businesses an alternative to laying off workers. Instead, employers may reduce the work hours for permanent employees, and the workers can collect partial unemployment benefits to replace a portion of their lost wages.

This allows businesses to weather downturns without losing skilled employees. It also gives workers an opportunity to keep their jobs part time while collecting unemployment benefits for time they are not working.

The April luncheon begins at 11 a.m. April 8 at Tapatio Mexican Grill. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members.

Learn more here.

Mayor to give State of the City address Feb. 11

February 6, 2015

NEW — 1 p.m. Feb. 10, 2015

File Newcastle Mayor Steve Buri (right), seen here giving David Harris the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Award at the 2014 Diamond Awards, will give his State of the City speech Feb. 11.

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Newcastle Mayor Steve Buri (right), seen here giving David Harris the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Award at the 2014 Diamond Awards, will give his State of the City speech Feb. 11.

Mayor Steve Buri will give his update on all things Newcastle at the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 11. Read more

Chamber hosts PSE at Jan. 14 luncheon

January 12, 2015

NEW — 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 2015

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce will kick off 2015 with its first luncheon of the year Jan. 14.

Puget Sound Energy representatives will be on hand talking about the company’s myPSE mobile app which gives customers the opportunity to report and track power outages.

Keri Pravitz, Puget Sound Energy community projects manager, and Andy Swayne, municipal liaison manager, will answer questions, as well.

The January luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at Tapatio Mexican Grill. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members.

Learn more here.

System Pavers donates patio, stairs to Newcastle community

December 4, 2014

Contributed Workers from Rios Brick Pavers make way for the donation of a new paved patio at Newcastle’s Habitat for Humanity community.

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Workers from Rios Brick Pavers make way for the donation of a new paved patio at Newcastle’s Habitat for Humanity community.

Newcastle’s Habitat for Humanity community now has a new paved patio, complete with safer steps, and it was all free. Read more

Newcastle Chamber hosts inspirational speaker at July 10 luncheon

July 6, 2013

NEW — 10 a.m. July 6, 2013

Tracy Dart

Tracy Dart

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce will host Tracy Dart at its July 10 luncheon.

Dart, who has had cancer four times since the age of 33, will share how she has dealt with the disease while building a work environment that was conducive to working around doctor’s appointments and fulfilling a dream of being a small business owner.

Today she is currently treating cancer that has spread to her hip bone.  Read more